RadioMD: Inherently You with Dr. Holly Lucille

5 Ways to Fight Heartburn without Medication

November 3, 20159 min
What are the natural ways to combat your heartburn symptoms?Heartburn occurs when your esophageal sphincter is weakened and allows stomach acid to flow backwards up into your esophagus, which can cause extreme discomfort behind your breastbone and inside your throat.If you've ever experienced heartburn, you know how uncomfortable and painful it can be. You might be tempted to reach for an antacid, but what if there was a way to combat your heartburn without having to depend on pharmaceuticals?Here are five natural ways to fight your heartburn: Eat Paleo. Take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar prior to meals. Do not drink fluids around meal time. Take digestive enzymes at the beginning of every meal. Take betaine HCL at the beginning of meals. Holly Lucille, ND, RN, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss the five ways you can fight your heartburn without using pharmaceuticals.

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